Here’s a few samples of our new summer selection available online from our website today for delivery (almost) anywhere in Ireland by the local florist you trust for more than fifteen years in Waterford & Kilkenny.
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These photos are from the wedding from a beautiful bride that decided to have her wedding in Waterford Castle and as so many brides getting married in the Castle, chooses Lamber de Bie Flowers to look after the flowers for her big day.
We looked after the flowers for the bride and brides maidsbouquet, both contained a selection of pink, purple and lilac flowers such as the Blue Curiosa rose, pink ranuncules, blue hyacinths and lilac Sweat Pea. It’s somewhere between Spring and Summer. The Anemone and Ranunculus tell me it’s still kind of Spring and the Sweat Pea and Veronica are reaching out to the Summer.
The Groom and the Best Man wore buttonholes of lilac Sweat Pea flowers. In the beautiful Crook Church in Passage East, Co. Waterford we used lilac Calla Lilies, Hydrangeas and a selection of flowers in pinks and purple.
Back at the castle after crossing the river by the castle’s own ferry the guests were welcomed by music by a sting quartet at the entrance of the Castle decorated with urns filled with pink and lilac flowers while the sun was shining across the island of Waterford castle.
For the wedding dinner in the castle we used locally producedhandmade candles in different tones of pinks and a selection offresh flowers in pinks, purples and lilac.
Click on any of the picture to go to our florist – wedding web site and see more photo’s of this wedding in Waterford Castle, Ireland.
Presented in a classic rustic style trug basket, this collection of summer flowers and sweet scented herbs could have been just picked from the garden. The soft pastel colours and beautiful fragrance make this arrangement a wonderful centrepiece as well as an ideal gift. Featuring pink germinis, cream carnations, pink lisianthus, Blue September flower, and pink spray carnations with rosemary, lavender and foliage
Summer flower basket in Pinks
Large Hot Pink Perfect Gift
For those who just can’t get enough pink, we’ve made an even larger Hot Pink Perfect Gift. With even more of the flowers you love, this stunning arrangement is a wonderful vision in pink and a truly impressive gift. The Hot Pink Perfect Gift features 5 cerise germinis, 5 cerise carnations, 3 pink alstroemeria, 2 alchemilla mollis with salal tips in a clear glass vase with a pink sisal collar.
pink summer flowers in glass vase
Summer Bright Gift Bag
Brimming with the cheeriest flowers our bright stripy jute bag is a great way to bring some of that glorious summer colour inside. This pretty arrangement includes not only the most radiant shades of pink, purple and sunshine yellow but also a fragrant hint of lavender to rejuvenate the senses. Featuring yellow spray chrysanthemums, pink germini, purple lisianthus, scabious and lavender presented in a colourful jute bag.
Pretty Petite Flower Basket
Add a burst of colour to any room with this delightfully dainty summer basket arrangement. Here, we’ve contrasted some of the hottest colours of the season with cool blue and added a touch of dried lavender to really treat the senses. Our petite basket is filled with freesias, orange germinis, cerise large-headed rose, Blue September flower and dried lavender.
Large Summer Perfect Gift
This larger version of our Summer Perfect Gift is bursting with colour. We’ve chosen two elegant large-headed roses and hand-tied them with a host of sunny chrysanthemums and pink carnations. This is a big impact gift that’s ready to display and enjoy straightaway. Our Summer Perfect Gift features 2 cerise carnations, 3 yellow spray chrysanthemums, 2 cerise large-headed roses, 2 scabious and 3 pink spray carnations presented in a glass vase with a pink sisal collar.
Sunflower Perfect Gift
Sunflowers are the perfect choice for summer. For a truly chic gift we’ve complemented this vibrant trio of sunflowers with pretty pinks and purples. Presented in a clear glass vase and finished with a pink sisal collar this gift is ready to display and enjoy straight away. The Sunflower Perfect Gift features three sunflowers and a Blue September flower, with purple lisianthus, trancetum, and pink spray carnations with rosemary, lavender and foliage. It is presented in a clear, glass vase.
Large Summer Selection Hand-tied
With more of your favourites, our larger Summer Selection Hand-tied is sure to make a big impression. Featuring some of the most popular summer flowers in soft pastels and bright colours, this is a wonderful celebration of the season and a great way of sharing your best wishes. Presented in an Interflora gift bag, this selection features 3 lilac stock, 4 cerise carnations, 4 cream carnations, 5 peach germinis, 2 cerise large-headed rose, and pittosporum.
The Scent of Summer Vase Arrangement
This sweetly scented flowers sensation of summer flowers will add a perfectly elegant touch to any home. The informal design gives this delightful bouquet real garden-fresh appeal. Beautifully presented in a lavender glass vase too, this is a gift that can be enjoyed from the moment it arrives. Featuring light pink large-headed roses with alchemilla mollis, peach germinis, pink lisianthus, light pink large-headed roses and yellow germinis with menthe, lilac stock and salal
Extra Large Sunflower and Agapanthus Hand-tied
Our extraordinary Sunflower and Agapnthus hand-tied looks even more amazing in this luxurious extra-large bouquet. With even more dazzling sunflowers and exotic agapanthus, we’ve created a stunning display of rich summer colour and texture. This is a truly captivating gift that will leave a lasting impression. This hand-tied features 3 medium sized sunflowers, 3 blue agapanthus, 3 alchemilla mollis, 6 cerise carnations, 7 medium sized sunflowers, 4 white tanacetum and pittosporum.
Extra Large Rose and Lily Hand-tied
With so many incredible large-headed pink roses and Oriental lilies, this is an exotic and extravagant hand-tied; perfect for celebrating that extra special occasion. Its rich blooms and elegant gladioli stems combine to beautiful effect, and its complementing pinks and creams are like the most exquisite blossom. Featuring 7 light pink large-headed roses and 5 pink Oriental lilies, with 3 ammi, 7 cerise gladioli and pittosporum.
Summer Planted Basket
Enjoy the lavish colours and vitality of summer with this planted basket selection. We’ve combined soft blue and dainty pink flowering plants with fresh green leaves to create an elegant indoor display that deserves to take pride of place. Simply keep the compost moist and this pretty basket will thrive. Featuring a blue campanula, a pink kalanchoe, variegated ivy and a palm all planted in a wicker basket.
Spending almost every sunday in January & February at wedding fairs in different hotels in the South-East in Ireland may result in aching feet and a sore throat, but it certainly is a fantastic way of getting up to speed with current wedding trends, as Lamber de Bie (Lamber de Bie Flowers) found out.
The main season for all the wedding fairs in the South-East of Ireland is always in the first two months of the year. Lamber and his team are attending wedding fairs in both Waterford and Kilkenny almost every Sunday during this time. Some of the hotels that Lamber de Bie Flowers were attending are; The Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny, Waterford Castle Hotel, Waterford, Langtons Hotel, Kilkenny, Woodlands Hotel, Waterford, Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny, The Step House Hotel, Borris, Co. Carlow, The Lord Bagenal, Loughlinbridge, Co. Carlow, and many more. At the many wedding shows the wedding suppliers showcase everything that is current and ‘Must Have’ for prospective brides to be. Including an incredible selection of wedding dresses. Indeed the focus of the majority of the brides was the bridal fashion shows, which provided an ideal opportunity to have a sneak preview of what’s in fashion. Big skirts are very much ‘in’ but bodices remain fitted, and in the majority of cases, strapless. There is less intricate beading and glitz about. This seems to have been replaced instead by trails and fabric embellishments.
And as for colour and styles, well vintage is without doubt the buzz word for weddings this year.
So what sums up a vintage themed wedding? Colour-wise: cream, ivory (never white) and all shades of pinks from pale to dusky with a splash of cerise. Green is also popular, particularly olive green and the soft grey/green of eucalyptus. Overall the look could be described as cottage garden, very flowery, natural and pretty.
Reception designs seem to fall into two groups, quirky or elegant. For quirky it’s ceramic jugs and pitchers, individual glass vases, bone china cups and saucers. A sort of mix and match, church hall/ marquee on the village green type of feel. On the elegant front, brides at the show loved the tall glass martini vases, filled with water and roses petals (in vintage pink of course). Storm lanterns and decorate birdcages also seemed to tick a lot of the boxes with many brides who were looking for a variety of designs for the reception, rather than repeating the same one all the way trough.
A contrast from the vintage muted shades is purple, a colour witch looks to be big over the next couple of years. A top table of trailing amaranthus and purple vanda orchids was one of the most popular items on display. – one bride even took her bridesmaids shoes out of the box so she could match them up (they went perfectly).
So to sum up the wedding look for 2011/12 – well, it’s very flowery, which is great for florists, with lots of pastel shades and natural greens accented with splashes of purple.
Flower-wise, roses are going to be even bigger this year, in particular the more (and it’s that word again) vintage colours, such as Amnesia, Hypnose, and Amalia should fit the bill.
Away from roses, hydrangeas continue the cottage garden theme, along with delphiniums, gladioli and for something a little more up-market for the bridal bouquet, vanda orchids.
Who would have thought that just a couple of Sundays at the different wedding events in the south east of Ireland could provide you with such valuable insights!
Lamber de Bie Flowers are based in both Waterford and Kilkenny, Ireland and can be contacted trough their website; http://www.lamberdebie.ie